Have you ever heard of stories in which things go just fine, until one tiny last detail ruins everything? Well, this might happen frequently when you’re publishing on your comporate blog.
The content production also embraces the images that illustrate your text. A hastily selected illustration might risk the success of your post, since this image is critical to draw the reader’s attention (or lose it before even reading the article).
To earn good results, choose your pictures as carefully as you choose the topics you relate to. Then, using images with links is a good idea, especially if your audience has a visual appeal. Another concern is to write descriptions of your images, enabling searching engines, such as Google, to find and index your material.
“I just can’t find any enticing pictures! What should I do?”
In fact this is a commonplace, since you shouldn’t download random images from Google. Luckily enough, there are Free Image Finders, websites that provide legal, free images (through Creative Commons e Royalt Free licences – all you have to do is to properly credit the chosen pics). Find here 5 websites you can search from:
Freeimages – the most famous and largest one in terms of quantity. You can also upload your own photos.
Flickr – The acclaimed platform for professional and amateur photographers also holds a Royalty Free categories. These ones can improve any post, but only the Royalty Free ones, ok?
Dreamstime Free – a branch of the big image bank Dreamstime, it has a fair amount of free material, all free.
Freepik – On this website you can look for photos, vectors (drawings), videos and even Photoshop native files!
Pixabay – There you can search for the last available uploads, editor’s choices, photographers you follow or even camera models.
Do you know or make use of other image banks? Let us know on the comment section!